The playground is colossal at Piers Park, and it has all of our conventional park needs. There are bridges and tunnels that the children climb on, monkey bars and zip lines that are overly utilized, swings, slides, and much more. I'm a fan of the swings, but the Harbor Explorers have been going crazy over the slides. Recently, they've begun creating their own water park by filling up water bottles and dumping them all over the slides. For hours, they'll take turns running to the sprinkler. filling their containers, drenching the slide, and then plunging down the slope in excitement. At this point, it's a very calculated procedure.
I think every Harbor Explorer and staff member agrees that the centerpiece of the Piers Park playground is the giant, water spewing fountain. Right smack-dab in the middle of the park there is a sprinkler that spits water all day long. Daily, our Harbor Explorers strap on their swim trunks and run through the falling water to cool off. They especially love pouring water on their friends....and counselors. It seems as though every day, one counselor is targeted and becomes the victim of massive water attacks. It's all in good fun, and every Save the Harbor staff member accepts role happily.
|Jack is about to get wet!|